Senate Student Arts Exhibition
From Top left: Katlynn Ritchie, Mountain Grove, HS; Karlee Terrell, Wellington-Napoleon; Quinn Thomas, Eureka High School; From lower left: Lydia Williams, Cole Camp; Tessa Goodwin, Lutheran High School St. Charles County
About the Exhibit:
Established in 2014, a joint effort between the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, the Missouri Art Education Association, and sponsored by Senator David Pearce, the Senate Hall Art Exhibit showcases fine arts programs in all 34 Senate Districts. VIEW MAP The exhibit is located on the grounds of the Capitol in the hallway that leads from Senate parking to the Capitol ground floor entrance.
NOT just for visual artists! This contest also welcomes submissions across ALL arts disciplines. You do not have to be a member of MAEA or any other statewide arts education organization to submit examples of student artwork.
How it Works:
Student work is submitted by the teacher, compiled and submitted to each senator for the final selection process.
K-12 teachers from any arts discipline take high-quality photos of a work or performance. Images are submitted to us, organized by district and sent to each of our 34 State Senators. They view work from their district and select one image to represent them. The chosen images are printed on 12"x16" paper and displayed in frames throughout the year at the Missouri Capitol to advocate legislator support for the arts.
Both the selected student artist and their teacher are honored at the MAEA Legislative Day and MAAEs Fine Arts Education Day.
Congratulations! 2023 Senate Student Arts Exhibit Honorees
SD01 Doug Beck -Nina Ndonwi Gr. 9, Hancock Sr HS - Laura Schuhwerk, visual arts educator
2022 Senate Student Arts Exhibit Celebration!
This video shares all student art selected in 2022. (6:21)
David Nord, gr. 12-Spokane HS, Mrs. Judy Hopper, art teacher
Dellia Franklin, 5th Gr. Hancock Place Schools; Mrs. Nicole Anderson Art Teacher
Senate Hall Exhibit Selections 2021
Established in 2014, as a joint effort between the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, the Missouri Art Education Association, the Senate Hall Art Exhibit showcases fine arts programs in all 34 Senate Districts. Thanks to the efforts of chair Vicki Bean, Missouri's Senators had an opportunity to view and select their favorite from among works of of art submitted from their Senatorial district. The exhibit is located on the grounds of the Capitol in the hallway that leads from Senate parking to the Capitol ground floor entrance. We congratulate those students selected during the 2021 school year.
Please be thinking about submitting examples of student work from YOUR senatorial district for our celebration in 2022! Please note: Although all of this year's selected students were all submissions of visual art - this exhibit is NOT just for visual artists! We welcome video submissions reflecting dance, theatre and music as well. >learn more here.